Day 1: UK to Cologne
Depart London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet in the morning on Eurostar to Brussels arriving in just over 2 hours. Continue by coach to Cologne and the MV Prinses Christina, with time to settle in before dinner. Alternatively, travel to and from Cologne or Dusseldorf by air from regional UK airports – see flight information and options. Overnight in Cologne.
Day 2: Cologne to Andernach
Early morning we begin our cruise to Andernach, a quiet riverside town with winding streets and historic architecture, far from the madding crowd. Explore on your own or join our optional guided walking tour. Overnight in Andernach.
Day 3: Andernach to Boppard
We depart Andernach before breakfast and cruise towards Boppard. Sit back and enjoy the views as we pass castles, fortresses and riverside town’s. We arrive in Boppard mid-afternoon to take in its lovely, romantic squares and the riverside Rhine Allee, filled with trees and flowers. Explore on your own, take the land train tour or join our optional guided walk. Overnight in Boppard.
Day 4: Boppard to Bacharach
This morning we sail to Bacharach, arriving early afternoon. Said to be one of the presttiest of the Rhine Villages, its lovingly restored half-timbered houses and historic market place make it a must see town. Explore on your own or join our optional walking tour followed by a wine tasting. Overnight in Bacharach.
Day 5: Bacharach to Rüdesheim
This morning we sail through the Rhine Gorge to Rüdesheim, passing the famous Lorelei Rock. We arrive early afternoon with time to take in this gorgeous little town. Our optional tour by land train from the ship takes in the vineyards and the town, including a visit to Seigfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet and the famous Drosselgasse – a unique cobbled lane just 144 metres long, packed with bars, restaurants and live music – where we enjoy a delicious Rüdesheimer Kaffee made with Asbach brandy. Overnight in Rüdesheim.
Day 6: Rüdesheim to Cologne
This morning we sail to Cologne, arriving after lunch. Free time to explore on your own, the impressive Cathedral is certainly worth a visit. Or, join our optional afternoon guided walk. Farewell dinner on board. Overnight sailing to Dusseldorf
Day 7: Dusseldorf to UK
After Breakfast we disembark and transfer by coach to Brussels where we take the Eurostar to London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet arriving during the afternoon. Or, transfer to Cologne or Dusseldorf airport for your flight back to the UK.
- Andernach guided walk 1.5hrs £15pp
- Boppard guided walk 1.5hrs £15pp
- Bacharach walking tour & 5 wine tasting £35pp
- Rüdesheim Highlights – land train tour to Seigfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet & Drosselgasse & Rüdesheimer kaffee £29pp
- Cologne Old town guided walk 1.5hrs £15pp
Excursions must be booked prior to departure. 5% excursion discount when you pre-book at least 5. All operate subject to minimum numbers.